Russell G Brooks, 62.LEICESTER Russell G. Brooks, 62, of 1075 Main Street died Sunday, Dec. 7 in his home after an illness surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth M. (Cocker) Brooks; a son, Nathan P. Brooks of Leicester; a daughter, Nicole M. Brooks and her companion Michael Decker of Largo, FL; two brothers, William Brooks of Worcester and Robert Brooks
Russell was born in Worcester, son of Russell D. and Adrienne (Blanchette) Brooks. He was a mail handler for the United States Postal Service working at the Central Street Post Office in Worcester before retiring in 2004 due to illness. He served in the United States Navy United States Navy
Major branch of the U.S. military forces, charged with defending the nation at sea and maintaining security on the seas wherever U.S. interests extend. The Continental Navy was established by the Continental Congress in 1775. during the Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. . He was a proud member of the Cherry Valley American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Post 443 where he served as past Commander, past Chaplin and was a member of their Honor Guard. He was a member of the mail handlers postal union and the town hall building commission. He was instrumental in bringing the traveling Vietnam Wall to Leicester in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, the ocean, the mountains, music, his children and a good practical joke. "He was very impulsive and lived for the moment".
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 at 11:00 AM in MORIN-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main Street, Leicester. After cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups. burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the funeral home. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to VNA VNA
Visiting Nurse Association Care Hospice, Development Office, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608 or to Central MA Chapter of Homeless Veterans, 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.